Bobbies on the beat
Read Celebrating Black History Month:
"I started at the force when I was 18 in 1978, as one of
Bedfordshire Police’s first black male police officers. I wanted to
become a police officer after my father’s first experience of
arriving in Britain from St Lucia. He was met with signs in the
windows of guest houses saying ‘no blacks, dogs or Irish’ and he
was then beaten up. He told me: If it wasn’t for the police I
wouldn’t be here.”
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